Californian band Rival Sons have a released a new track titled “Look Away” which will be available everywhere from January 25th. The track along with the album was recorded at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A and the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama and was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Dave Cobb.
Guitarist Scott Holiday in a recent interview with Guitar.com said of the upcoming album “I think it offers a couple of things that you’ve never heard from the band before that you probably wanted to hear… I think. It’s more expansive, but you don’t have to worry about us going to Atlantic and selling our souls and being something crappy. They literally didn’t do anything to bother us while we made it — they let us make the record that we wanted to make, and then they fucking loved it.“
The track itself is a little unusual at first. Clocking in at just over 5 minutes, the first minute and a half is an instrumental of sorts that has Indian and middle eastern influences and instruments strung all over it. Once the track kicks off proper though it’s a different matter. Vocalist Jay Buchanan blasts in with his strong rock vocals that remind me of so many early rock vocalists like Paul Rodgers of Brit band Free. The song itself is a mid-paced 70’s sounding rocker. There’s a sweet little guitar solo and some nice guitar work throughout just punctuating the song where it’s necessary. The drums sound powerful as they always do on Rival Sons tracks. All in all a great track and I look forward to the upcoming album titled Feral Roots.